October 2019 to present: Meteorologist, WRAL-TV
2016 to 2019: Meteorologist, WINK, Fort Myers, Florida
2015 to 2016: Meteorologist, KNWA / KFTA, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2014 to 2015: Fill-In Meteorologist, KCCI, Des Moines, Iowa
Education: Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, 2015, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Hobbies & Interests:
Hobbies: Working out, golfing, hiking / camping, boating and the occasional trip to the Beach
Interests: reading, community involvement from talking to area schools about the weather to volunteering with my church.
My brother and sister-in-law live in Durham so I’m often around that area with them.
Favorite Books & Movies:
Book: Devil in the White City – Erik Larson
Movies: The Legend of Bagger Vance, Saving Private Ryan and other non-fiction / historically based movies.
Likes Best About North Carolina:
From growing up along the shore of Lake Michigan to briefly living along the Southwest Florida coast, the beach is one of my favorite views. On the other hand, hiking in the Natural State (Arkansas) with both the Ozarks and the Ouachitas is the other. Naturally, North Carolina has both the beach and the mountains and it’s simply one of a kind.
More About Zach:
As a Chicago native I love the Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks! I also now love the Durham Bulls and Carolina Hurricanes!
People always ask “how did you ever get into meteorology?” Well, it’s simple. I grew up watching the Chicago news and always loved having the news on. So much so that while in middle and high school my TV was always set to wake me up to WGN Morning News. I always knew the forecast just because I watched the news and I quickly became the “go-to” person for weather questions. Passion was evident from the start and it is completely evident in my weather forecasts on TV today. Weather is amazing, challenging and humbling … there is always something new to learn and always a new way to figure out and explain why it may rain on your weekend!